Entropion is a term used to describe when the eyelid abnormally turns in, often causing the eyelashes to rub against and scratch the eye. If untreated, patients can develop an infection or permanent scarring of the cornea with a drop in vision. This condition often causes eye irritation, pain, redness, skin irritation (dermatitis), and reflex tearing. This can occur due to a range of conditions.
Common Causes of an Entropion
- Age-related loosening of the eyelid (involutional)
- Scarring on the back of the eyelid (cicatricial)
- Overactive muscles which typically help close the eye (spastic)
Entropion treatment ranges from tightening the lower eyelid to removing the extra muscle causing over rotation of the eyelid.
Dr. Neel Kumar completed years of training in order to specialize in treating eyelid conditions. We will work with you to develop a care plan based on your individual case and needs.
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Meet Dr. Kumar
Neel Kumar, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist and a fellowship-trained oculoplastic surgeon and aesthetic specialist at Triad Eye Institute in Tulsa, OK. Dr. Kumar completed his fellowship training in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, orbit, and lacrimal system at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL and the Duke Eye Hospital in Durham, NC.
He performs a variety of oculoplastic and reconstructive procedures, including ptosis repair, upper and lower blepharoplasty, cancer reconstruction, tear duct surgery, cosmetic injections and more.
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We encourage you to schedule a consultation with Triad Eye Institute today. We’ll work to develop a customized treatment plan designed to provide you with the relief and clear vision you deserve. Call our office today and we’ll be happy to assist you.